Frascati is a city in central Italy, which is only 20km southeast of Rome in the area of Mount Albans. Frascati has always been a holiday resort for the wealthy Roman families. From the antiquity, some were built magnificent summer residences on the heights, offering magnificent panorama on Rome and its surroundings. The latter became a place of refuge because they constituted real fortresses, hence its nickname "Castelli Romani". Frascati is also known for its know-how and production of white wine, of which the most famous is "The wine of Frascati" which is one of the most interesting in Italy. In addition, the city is home to several scientific research centers, such as the European Space Research Institute.
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The Rome real-estate market represents, with the one of Milan, almost 70% of the Italian housing sales. In 2006, the residential market reached its peak regarding the annual sales but due to the 2007 crisis, this market was considerably impacted. Since 2014, the sector has started to rise and this increase may stabilize over the years. This growth is favoured thanks to low interest rates on mortgage loans. Besides, since 2008, prices have been lower, which is a major advantage for investors. Despite the previous elements, the Rome real-estate market is particularly attractive for foreign investors. It is the perfect time to invest and realize a nice capital gain in the next few years.
The main investors who choose Italy as the country to purchase a property equally come from the United Kingdom and Italy. The majority of the other investors come from Russia and the rest of Europe.
It is possible to buy a property in Italy if you respect the various administrative formalities. It is highly recommended to contact a professional of the real-estate sector. The signature of the sales contrat must be held before a notary. The latest will deal with the writing of the contract, the transaction registration as well as the payment of various taxes (such as the local property, the capital gains, the wealth and inheritance taxes).
Even if Rome can be visited all year long, the period from November to March is mainly rainy and temperatures are colder. However, during these months Rome is less frequented by tourists so it is the perfect time to peacefully discover the city. Besides, prices are lower, except during the affluence period of Christmas and Mardi Gras.
From April to October, it is the best moment to enjoy Rome as the weather is particularly favourable and places are less crowded in April/May and in September/October. However, during the Holy Week in Easter and the Rome marathon, millions of tourists converge to Rome to attend these international events.
The months of July and August correspond to the hottest period in Rome, with suffocating temperatures. But the numerous "Nasoni" fountains, with fresh and drinkable water, allow to quench your thirst between two tours.
Built in 1550, Villa Falconieri is the oldest of the many villas in Frascati. It still carries this name despite the fact that the family line is extinct. The house has an incredible architecture, inside it, it counts many frescos realized by great artists of the time. Numerous Barons and emperors have lived in the Villa Falconieri, and more recently it is a German writer Richard Voss, who made its place of residence and inspiration for 25 years. Today the villa has become the headquarters of the European Center for Education (CEDE).
This is a cathedral and minor basilica located in the city center of Frascati. It was built in 1600 to cope with the growing population that has become too important for the parish church of Santa Maria In Vivario. The cathedral was entirely built of Tuscolana stone and travertine. Its facade contains the statues of the two apostles Peter and Paul, to which the cathedral is dedicated.
As the famous saying states it:"All roads lead to Rome" and this exceptional city has a lot to offer thanks to its 28 centuries of history. Rome, the capital of Italy, is situated in the Latium region, in the center of the country and next to the Tiber river. Nicknamed the "Eternal City", Rome is also the capital of Catholicism as it includes the enclave Vatican (the headquarters of the papacy), which has been an independent state since 1929.Rome is truly an open sky museum by itself as it has preserved a true architectural cohesion. Antique temples and amphitheaters are parts of the town planning. The countless churches are testament to the early stages of Christianity, along with t...